STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report
Plaintiffs Ask Missouri Court to Stay Proceedings in Recently Removed Talc Suit
October 20, 2016
ST. LOUIS –– Plaintiffs in a recently removed talcum powder lawsuit have asked a Missouri federal court to stay the proceedings pending a determination on a forthcoming motion to remand, saying that court should not weigh in on subject-matter jurisdiction prior to determining the “propriety of removal.”
In the Oct. 13 motion filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, the plaintiffs said that remand is likely since the defendants’ removal was untimely and improper.
The multi-plaintiff lawsuit was originally filed in the Missouri Circuit Court for St. Louis City in January 2015; in the complaint, ...